Obituaries

Thu
23
Jun

Doanld Keith Groom, Attorney/CPA, 1920 - 2016

Donald Keith Groom was born in an old house on a hill on Groom property about four miles south of Slick, on Dec.1, 1920, to John and Hulda Groom. He departed this life on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at the age of 95. Donald graduated from Slick High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in business in 1942. He worked for Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville until October 1942, when he joined the U.S. Navy, where he served on the U.S.S. Snowden destroyer as line officer, later becoming the ship’s commanding officer. Donald and Alda Spencer, of Slick, were married on Dec. 24, 1942, and were married for 69 years. During his time in the Navy, his unit was awarded three battle stars, participated in the capture of two enemy submarine crews, rescued 75 enemy sailors from another heavily damaged destroyer and recovered over 200 bodies. He was waiting in the staging area in the Pacific preparing for the invasion of Japan, when the atomic bomb was dropped ending the war.

Fri
17
Jun

Benjamin Hill “B.H.” Herman

Benjamin Hill “B.H.” Herman was born Jan. 30, 1923, to William Henry and Laura Mae Herman in Bristow. He departed this life June 11, 2016, at the age of 93 years, four months and 12 days. B.H. attended Bristow Public Schools until enlisting in the United States Air Force. He served his country from 1943 to 1946 during WWII and the Korean War. On Dec.14, 1950, Benjamin Hill Herman and Martha Jane Thompson were united in marriage. From this union were born three children, Tommy, Linda Kay and B.T. They enjoyed 53 years together before her passing April 11, 2003. He worked for a number of years at the Bristow Country Club as a grounds superintendent/manager. He was a member of the Bristow Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed fishing, playing poker with friends, spending time with his family and of course playing golf. He is survived by two sons, Tommy Herman and wife, Barbara of Bristow and B.T.

Fri
17
Jun

Rosemary Darrough

Funeral services for Rosemary Darrough will be held Thursday, June 16, 2016, at 4 p.m. at the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, Rose Chapel in Tulsa. Graveside services will be held Saturday at the Memory Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Roswell, N.M. Rosemary Darrough was born April 29, 1934, in Roswell, N.M. to Dow and Wilma (Coppin) Busby. She passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at her son’s home south of Bristow at the age 82. Mrs. Darrough was a loving homemaker. She and Jack Darrough were married Aug. 12, 1951, in Dexter, N.M.; he later preceded her in death, Dec. 22, 2015. Mrs. Darrough was a talented artist who enjoyed painting, knitting, sewing and working with ceramics. She also enjoyed cooking and was a member of the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church of Tulsa since 1976. Also preceding her in death were her parents.

Fri
17
Jun

Randall Neal Tyron Iverson

Randall Neal Tyron Iverson was born May 17, 1988 in Yuba City, Calif.. He departed this life June 14, 2016, at the age of 28 years and 28 days. He graduated from Las Plumas High School in Oroville, Calif. He and his family moved from California to Oklahoma a few years ago. He enjoyed visiting with his friends, fishing and playing video games. He is survived by his mother, Lila Iverson of the Depew home; two brothers, Robert Iverson of Wichita, Kans. and Chris Iverson of Depew. He was preceded in death by his father, James Myron Iverson and one brother, Myron James Iverson. Condolences can be sent towww.hutchinsmaplesfuneralhome.com

Fri
17
Jun

Elizabeth Joan (Donaldson) Reid

Elizabeth Joan (Donaldson) Reid passed from this life on Sept. 27, 2015, in Bellevue, Neb. A memorial service will be held at the Stroud Cemetery, June 24, 2016, at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon at the Cattle Country Lodge (formally the Stroud Best Western).

Tue
14
Jun

Carl W. Glisson, 1940 - 2016

Memorial services for Carl W. Glisson will be held June 25, 2016, at 10 a.m., at Michael’s Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Bristow. Pastor Wayne Gemmill of Bristow Christian Center will officiate. Services were entrusted to the care of Michael’s Funeral Home of Bristow. Condolences may be made online at www.michaelsfuneralservices.com. Carl W. Glisson was born in Barber Township, Ark. on Aug. 10, 1940, to the late Fines Glisson and Dora (Roseberry) Glisson. He passed from this life in Tulsa on June 5, 2016, at the age of 75 years, nine months and 26 days. At the age of 17, Carl joined the United States Army and during his career, was stationed in Washington, D.C., South Korea, Japan and Valley Forge, Penn. While serving in Japan, Carl met Makiko Nagaoka and they were united in marriage on April 17, 1961, in Tokyo. After being honorably discharged from the Army in 1964, the family moved to Buena Park, Calif.

Tue
14
Jun

Milfay Hawkins, 1918 - 2016

Milfay Hawkins was born Nov. 25, 1918, to Benjamin and Kizzie Hawkins in Bristow. He departed this life June 10, 2016, at the age of 97 years, six months and 16 days. He attended Bristow Public Schools until enlisting in the United States Army where he served during WWII. He worked as a Deputy for the Creek County Sheriff ’s Department and retired from the Firestone Filling Station. He was also caretaker of the Durant Cemetery. Milfay had a heart of a servant, always willing to help those in need. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and was a member of the Bristow Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed mechanic work, mowing and working in the yard and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by four daughters, Kizzie Hawkins of Tulsa, Savannah Hawkins of Bristow, Betty Hawkins of Bristow and Berniece Hawkins of Tulsa; two sons, James and Arthur Hawkins both of Oklahoma City. He has over 35 grandchildren and 55 great grandchildren.

Tue
07
Jun

Carl W. Glisson, 1941 - 2016

Carl W. Glisson, resident of Depew, passed from this life at age 75 on June 5, 2016. Memorial Services will be held at Michael’s Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Bristow at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Michael’s Funeral Home of Bristow. Condolences may be made online at www.michaelsfuneralservices.com. A full obituary will follow in the Friday edition of the Bristow News.

Fri
03
Jun

Fila Mae Rudeen Higdon

Fila Mae Rudeen Higdon was born on Jan. 23, 1931, in Mankato, Kans., the oldest child of Ernest W. Rudeen and Frances Altha Rudeen. She had two younger siblings, a sister, Anna McGrath and a brother, Alvin Rudeen. Fila passed away at her home on Sunday, May 29, 2016. On Sept. 13, 1951, Fila married Frank Higdon in Denver, Colo. They have three children, Lualtha Gonzales of Berthoud, Colo., Sam and wife Susan Higdon of Tallahassee, Fla. and Shawna and husband Matthew Ball of Bristow; eight grandchildren, Beverly Mireles, Anthony Mireles, Elisa Kiesling, Mike Gonzales, Hannah and Charis Ball, Jacob and William Higdon and six great grandchildren, Sasha and Joshua Myers, Ariel, Peyton and Avion Mireles and Emersyn Kiesling. Fila worked at several positions during her life, some without pay. She and her husband were licensed foster parents in Longmont, Colo. for 25 years, caring for over 350 adolescents and elementary age children.

Fri
03
Jun

Ernie Cy Busby

Ernie Cy Busby was born March 8, 1951, to Ernest Thomas and Lucille Busby in Claremore. He departed this life May 25, 2016, at the age of 65 years, two months and 17 days. He graduated from Slick High School in 1969. He was the owner and operator of Advanced Inspection Technologies. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, baseball, organic gardening and being out on the farm. He is survived by four children Shawn Busby of Sapulpa, Shane Busby and wife Karen of Beggs, Jeni Clary and husband, Colt of Townshend, Vt., and Brandon Busby and wife, Stacie of Montrose, Colo.; two sisters, Dorothy Burgett and husband Larry and Sue Looney and husband Ron; seven grandchildren, Ethan, Morgan, Emily, Verity, Ian, Ollie and Delia and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church with Bill Norman and Rodney Grove officiating.

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